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Posted By Linda Apperson 11-23-2022 15:05
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Thanks for sharing this Cristina, and congratulations on getting it published. I particularly loved reading about In the Heights, since it's one of my favorite musicals. ------------------------------ Linda Apperson Stage Manager and Mentor Milwaukie, OR ------------------------------
Posted By Linda Apperson 08-17-2022 16:46
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As someone who has adjudicated in person at the regional and state level and virtually for regionals, state and international, I can speak to how gratifying the experience is. Having the opportunity give feedback to theatre learners has been a learning experience for me as well. I would highly encourage ...
Posted By Linda Apperson 03-10-2022 11:08
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Hi Brian, I think it all depends on how you approach those characters. Francis Hue, who originated the part of Bun Foo on Broadway has said that the roles of Mrs. Meers, Ching Ho, and Bun Foo were revolutionary. He thought it was important "to actually have real Chinese guys singing and speaking ...
Posted By Linda Apperson 12-05-2021 10:45
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I've encountered that mind set in university, community, and professional theatre. It seems to be a close cousin to, "I'm more creative when I'm under pressure."   Teachers are so overworked and under resourced that they have abundant reasons why things happen at the last minute. That they still create ...
Posted By Linda Apperson 10-08-2021 10:59
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In addition to those telling their/our stories on social media, I think our current storytellers are who they have always been: the playwrights, poets, authors, song writers, dancers, and artists. What a good topic to explore! ------------------------------ Linda Apperson, Stage Manager and Mentor ...
Posted By Linda Apperson 12-03-2020 11:18
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Hi Sean, How wonderful to give students this opportunity to expand their experience with and understanding of theatre. It may be challenging during the pandemic, but my recommendation is to do theatre and see theatre. It will enrich your own knowledge immeasurably. Find a way to participate in local ...
Posted By Linda Apperson 10-29-2020 20:31
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Hi all, I've seen many posts here about how to best stream shows, so I wanted to offer a resource: http://www.transcendstreaming.com/ This company is run by Leanna Keyes, a very talented production/stage manager who has worked with several companies to produce high quality, complex productions on streaming ...
Posted By Linda Apperson 10-27-2020 10:09
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Hi Julie,  I'd recommend "Under Milkwood" or "Spoon River Anthology". Both have very rich characters.  Cheers,  Linda ------------------------------ Linda Apperson Stage Manager and Mentor Milwaukie OR ------------------------------
Posted By Linda Apperson 10-05-2020 20:10
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Hi Karen,  I referred your question to a theatre colleague of mine from India and here is her response:  my favorite contemporary Indian-American playwright is Madhuri Shekar. Her play, "A Nice Indian Boy" should be appealing to high school students. It's youthful, funny, deals with important issues ...
Posted By Linda Apperson 10-01-2020 10:51
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This is a fabulous resource if you are looking for plays written by playwrights outside the white, male, canon. https://www.hedgepigensemble.org/expand-the-canon Cheers, Linda AppersonStage Manager and Mentor Milwaukie, OR
Posted By Linda Apperson 08-11-2020 11:25
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Hi Matthew,  The Skin of Our Teeth, with the oncoming ice age in the first act, and the storm/flood in the second act comes to mind.  Cheers,  Linda ------------------------------ Linda Apperson Stage Manager, Mentor Milwaukie OR ------------------------------
Posted By Linda Apperson 06-09-2020 11:25
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Dave,  This is fabulous! Kudos to your students and you. Really fine work. ------------------------------ Linda Apperson Stage Manager and Mentor Milwaukie OR ------------------------------
Posted By Linda Apperson 05-27-2020 08:47
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Hi all, Do you have any suggestions of 3 person plays suitable for middle school ages? A friend wants to do play readings with her granddaughters (9 and 12). Thanks, Linda
Posted By Linda Apperson 04-13-2020 10:41
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In the Heights?  ------------------------------ Linda Apperson Milwaukie, OR Stage Manager and Mentor ------------------------------
Posted By Linda Apperson 03-20-2020 13:46
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Hi all, if any of you are holding online classes (or even next fall, when classes resume) I highly recommend this speaker. Leanna was a student of mine (stage management) at Stanford University and even then, it was clear she had a playwrighting career in her future. She's been lecturing at high schools ...
Posted By Linda Apperson 02-20-2020 12:07
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Guy, Thank you so much for expressing so eloquently the importance of acknowledging the lack of lived experience in approaching this, and so many other sensitive topics. Deferring to those who have the lived experience and truly listening to their input is crucial. Thank you! Linda Apperson Stage ...
Posted By Linda Apperson 09-27-2019 11:18
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Hi David, I recommend Stage Managing and Theatre Etiquette by Linda Apperson. Its a basic, handy reference to stage management, an area which is, unfortunately, often brushed over too often in high school programs. Its a quick read and a good place to start. Drama teachers I've worked with have told ...